The median annual wage of construction managers was $83,860 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,240, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $150,250.
Salaried construction managers also may earn bonuses and overtime pay. About two-thirds of construction managers are self-employed. Their earnings are highly dependent on the amount of business they generate.
Most construction managers work full time. However, the need to meet deadlines and to respond to delays and emergencies often requires longer hours. Construction managers also can be on call 24 hours a day for projects that continue around the clock.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition